A 100g of hot iron rivets is heated to some temperature and then quickly transferred to 120g of water at 40°C in a copper calorimeter of mass 50g and specific heat capacity of 400J/(kg.°C).It is found that the final temperature of the mixture is 100°C and the water has lost20% of its mass to steam. If the iron has a heat capacity of 460 J/(kg.°C), calculate the initial temperature of the iron. (The latent heat of vapour is 2.26 m/kg)
E= M x C x ∆T and E = M x L Are these the equations I am supposed to use?
The Attempt at a Solution
I don’t want an answer to this. There is lot of data in this question which is confusing me. Can anyone please break the question down for me into simpler form? Thank you